Due to the virus, we are being told to "hunker down," minimize contact with each other, and stay home as much as possible. I agree. But we are also being told it's OK to go to the grocery store (without hoarding), get medical help if needed, go to the gas station and so on. However, I have s…

Donald Trump and his administration has decided to brand the COVID-19 virus the Chinese or Wuhan virus. When asked about his characterization of the COVID-19 virus Donald Trump repeatedly states that you name things from where they came. This is true.

On behalf of the thousands of patients we serve each year, thank you for showing your resounding support of home health and hospice care throughout Bennington and Rutland counties. Your vote of confidence in the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region enables us to focus on continuing to m…

Gov. Phil Scott issued a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order effective until April 15. Some residents are intimidated by the idea of being cooped up in their homes for an extended period of time. The governor’s directive is all the more difficult for these folks to imagine having just got…

In a week’s time, a lot has changed. COVID-19 has sickened more than 482,800 people, according to official counts on Thursday morning. At least 21,896 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries. Nationwide, more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. As of Thu…

By now, we all know the World Health Organization and the CDC have declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. We know the correct actions to take: Wash your hands, avoid gathering in large groups, isolate yourself if you have symptoms, contact your health care provider via phone if you su…

It’s concerning that some, out of worry about the future, are buying more items—toilet paper, frozen food, meat and vegetables—than they need or can use in a reasonable period of time. As a result, local grocery stores can’t keep up with the demand, and customers in true need find the shelves bare.

For nearly two months, teams across the UVM Health Network have been planning for our clinical and operational response to what is now designated as a pandemic by the World Health Organization and declared a State of Emergency in Vermont and New York. It is essential that all of us now move …